A very funky industrial style villa tucked down an alley but in the heart of the Eat Street district of Seminyak, 5mins walk to Seminyak Square.
We used 3 bedrooms and the 4th was locked as we didnt require it. The villa came with a housekeeper, who cooked a nice breakfast each morning, usually of eggs and toast, pancakes or a traditional Indo nasi or mie goreng. We did ask for sausages and bacon one day, but for some reason (unbeknown to us) she was unable to do it. She was very helpful and very discreet as normally the housekeeper was meant to stay within the "small" villa confines, but I asked for privacy, so after she cleaned the rooms, she left the villa but was still close by if we needed her. The villa itself is a little tired, and could do with some sprucing up in the bedrooms and living area, but the open air bathrooms were nice with a lovely rain shower style shower head and plenty of hot water!
TV, DVD & satellite box in each bedroom, but no TV in the living room area. There is a sound system in the open air living room, but is quite archaic, and would not connect to our iphone 6 or iphone 8 via Bluetooth. The pool is very refreshing, and if i may say was a bit too cool on some days, as the pool does not get any sun at all. It is a small area which is almost totally covered by the surrounding trees, which i guess they keep as such to maintain privacy for the villa, as the alleyway and bars etc are just on the other side of the wall.
One thing I found odd was that the two large pool beds had a mattress on each, which was taken away about 3 days into our stay as it had gotten very wet with the daily downpours, but it was never brought back, so when the kids or I managed to lie on the beds in between rain showers on the odd days we had sun, it was super uncomfortable, as we were practically lying on the beams of the bed very close to the ground.
The Villa Manager visited a few times, and was very helpful trying to sort problems with the villa that cropped up (like the satellite TV breaking EVERY TIME it rained), and organising drivers and trips etc. he was very knowledgeable and easy going. The villa is a short walk away from lots of amazing restaurants, and bars, but not so much in the way of shopping. Seminyak is all about boutiques if that's what you like, and Kuta and Legian are all about the bartering!!
I cant fault the Company "Bali Villas R us" who are very helpful, and will do as much as they can to please their customers, but their villas are looking a bit tired, and some of their online pictures are quite deceiving. I would recommend this company to a friend, but insist that they do their research and make sure most of the reviews for their chosen villa are glowing. I would not recommend this villa if you are wanting to laze by your pool and catch some rays, as the pool is almost totally in the shade. Otherwise its a nice place to stay in Seminyak.
We recently stayed for 7 nights, with up 8 people staying at one point. The location was amazing, with revolver coffee 20 steps from the front door. The villa was great, although has aged and does need a refresh. The noise from surrounding bars were not an issue, while it could be heard outside the rooms, once in the bedrooms the aircon and fans drowned out the noise. The living area is extremely sheltered which prevents much air movement, which made hanging out during the day difficult. The one ceiling fan and one pedestal fan wasn't sufficient for the area. We found the pool was cool and didn't spend much time in the water, with the pool remaining in shade for most of the day. The staff were great and the cooked breakfast was fantastic. Overall our stay was great and would recommend the villa for any group wanting stay close to the action of eat street, although the villa is aged and could do with a little extra love.
Just got back from a 3 night stay. Villa was absolutely beautiful, just like the pictues and in a fabulous location. Staff were fantastic, rooms made and breakfast daily, they were more than happy to assist us with anything. Definitely recommend!
We travelled with another family totalling 4 adults and 4 kids. It was perfect from the airport pickup right until the end of our stay - it was exactly like the pictures. The location was wonderful with Revolver coffee shop at your door step, convenience store, shops, markets and great restaurants within a 'stones throw'. The staff were wonderful - especially Made our housekeeper. So friendly and lovely without being intrusive. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Made too for the wonderful bacon and eggs. Delicious and perfectly cooked. The gardener always kept the pool and gardens clean and tidy. Kadek the villa manager was great with local knowledge and arranging transport at great prices - please say thank you to Nyoman our regular driver. This villa is located in a very popular spot and with such convenience there it is not going to be total peace and quiet. Our kids were noisier! There is local live music but you could hardly hear it inside the bedrooms. The music was so good that we actually went and listened to it on some nights. If you are after a quiet time, I recommend you go and stay in one of the retreats in the mountains. We wanted convenience and a great time and that is exactly what the villa and location gave us. Thanks again for a memorable time. Would thoroughly recommend this villa and the staff.
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Lovely staff, however could not recommend this Villa if you are looking for peace and sleep. We were assured that the close proximity to a live music venue would not affect the noise levels at the Villa. Music pumping until 1.00am. Noise of music during the day too, so if you want peace as you relax by your pool, this is not your Villa. Breakfast VERY disappointing, cold eggs and bacon, hard cold toast etc every morning.